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Welding to chrome

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Anyone know how you can do this I have chrome rims on the blazer right now and would like to get a weld on beadlock kit. They are steel . :rotfl: :rotfl:
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you have to remove the chrome where you are going to weld, for the strongest possible weld, the heat will damage the remianing chrome around it, the ring should hide it. :thumb:
Yeh the DIY ones. Opionons on the best way to remove chrome? :rotfl: :rotfl:
use your flap disk on your angle grinder...
lol....not if I have his sandblaster....
unless you have a REAL good blaster and the chrome is pretty thin, it doesn't take it off that well..that;s been my experience in stripping chrome off wheels anyhow..
grinder baby :thumb: I would grind where to weld then take the wheels to the sand blaster, not to take the chrome off, but to scuff the chrome surface so you can paint them when your done, ultimately chrome rusts pretty quick around here anyway, ace powder coating will do wheels for $35 a wheel in lot's of different colors, that includes the blasting :thumb:
It not my sandblaster thats the problem its my air source! I don't think I will be able to do it on my chrome wheels anyway the beadlock ring would make the rim at least 11" wide if not 12" wide. The tire I am going with is rated to be on a 10" wide rim so I will be trying to get it as close to that as possible. :rotfl: :rotfl:
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